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today's news in the stories that. the f.b.i. reportedly gets to russia where one of the alleged boston terrorist. why the u.s. might have dropped the ball the russians boardings two years ago. the u.s. and britain cite evidence of the syrian government using chemical weapons to meet accusations the rhetoric sounds all too familiar with what preceded western intervention in iraq. jobs no hope new grim figures probably violence in spain while the e.u. wide despair leaves iceland cool and joining the struggling union. and one hundred prisoners are now on the hunger strike the official number doubling since the military tried to break the months long protest by.
watching the week. the big stories of the last seven days with me kevin zero in tonight and first russia is reportedly given the f.b.i. the tape of a phone call between one of the boston bombing suspects and his mother where they discussed jihad it's thoughts have been secretly recorded in twenty eleven the year russia warned the u.s. about one of the brothers radical religious views the u.s. though found nothing suspicious after making checks is out he's going to chicana why the f.b.i. might have failed to take the proper action. in the wake of the boston bombings it's the f.b.i. now bombarded with questions how could they let the alleged boston bomber tamerlan and i have go off the radar after they've been warned about him multiple times over the last two years russia warrant not only the f.b.i.
about tamerlan sinai have did they drop the ball the f.b.i. . dropped the ball here is no question they dropped the ball here there's no doubt about it usually radar and they want to mail these on the russians radar why wasn't he a flag put on him or the russians right and did the united states ignore their warnings disrespect repeated warnings from our lawns are now i have someone you tube page full of radical content friends driving a car with a license plate that reads the number one all of this was missed it's possible that they were too down by some preconception of what would be a possible jihadi that they were not able to see something in front of them maybe they work thinking well if these guys are chechen really hate the russians they don't hate us politics may have been the reason why u.s. authorities failed to connect the dots on tom along and i have another possibility is that poor relations. between moscow and warships devalued the russian record something that the russian president says has to be fixed if we truly
undertake a joint effort we will not suffer these blows and take such losses if one more possible the us authorities precised the intuitive in the fact that russia's concerns had been ignored before you yes amada the white head of the internationally recognized chechen terrorists. was given asylum and now lives in boston. for russians accused of heinous crimes against innocent people is still seen in the us as a chechen freedom fighter the odd part of this if anything we've been i'm not going to say sympathetic with them but we've certainly been critical of and how far he's gone in dealing with. so if anything they should they shouldn't have this anger at the united states many ask whether tom or lon may have learned about bomb making on his trip to russia but the answer could be much closer to home according to a senior government official quote they got their instructions on how to make bombs from the internet is newsworthy to know that nobody has to travel anywhere or get
any specific in person training from some expert somewhere in order to access instructions for make explosives when joe parts are not i woke up this week he reportedly told the authorities that he and his brother were motivated by a desire to defend islam because of the wars in iraq and afghanistan many terrorists tried to politicise their heinous acts but that doesn't change the fact that their heartless killing when federal authorities look at any intel on a potential extremist form a more political rather than purely law enforcement point of view that could be a recipe for future disasters in washington. which because the knives alleged confession of the boston attacks were motivated by america's action this in the muslim world has reignited debate about u.s. policies have brought the editor of antiwar dot com believes that getting involved in foreign politics has increased the terrorist threat of home. the fact that they cite us foreign policy as
a motivator in fact for their attack shouldn't be really surprising every attack that wasn't an f.b.i. hatched sting operation since nine eleven has had that component all of these terrorists that want to attack the united states and commit heinous violence on us have in their mind some motivation of u.s. foreign policy u.s. aggression in the middle east you know in a rock and but it's there in pakistan in yemen israel palestine conflict in on and on and on a lot of what obama has done in terms of trying to be less aggressive towards the muslim world to simply make his question secret the bush administration is quite open obama has chosen to make all of this covert he's done the drone war which is a secret war that nobody will admit to in pakistan and yemen and somalia a lot of this is still going on and he's still generating fierce hatred from a lot of people who resent u.s.
aggression the mother of the boston marathon bombing suspect has added the federal terrorism database eighteen months before the attack american officials revealed that detail after she was police of murdering their eldest son. why do you think he was alive why. do you. think it was you know. on r.t. dot com and find out how she bases or accusations of inconsistency is in the authorities a kind of the manhunt for the sanai brothers more that. expert in the u.s. said this week there's growing evidence that the syrian government has used chemical weapons the u.s. had warned that the use of such arms crosses a red line israel's already called for intervention but the u.n. said the assertions do not meet a standard of proof while arms experts say witness accounts don't tally with the effects of the weapons a story of gerald horne told us we've seen this kind of rhetoric before. it's deja vu all over again we will remember the disaster as an adventurous u.s.
and british invasion of iraq in two thousand and three based on the allegations really weapons of mass destruction that proved to be faulty therefore we must ask some very difficult and searching questions for example what was the chain of custody with regard to the samples taken from the battlefield of syria to laboratories in one and in washington was there or was there the possibility of contamination or file play or hanky panky with the samples and how can you show that the regime rather than the rebels actually used these alleged chemical weapons and since we already know the next six divisions within the military is driving the conflict in both syria and iraq how do we know that some renegade soldier in the syrian military who is actually collaborating with the rebels watch these chemical weapons so as to provide a rationale for intervention to london and washington these are difficult questions
that must be answered. and it appears native syrians are not the only fighters battling against president assad the years anti terror chief this week warned that europeans traveling to syria could join the rebels and they could then pose a threat back home after the return phase are they growing throughout europe that if young muslims could get in touch with islamist factions among the opposition testers telescope outside of the story. syria's two year old conflict is already seen to spill over some neighboring countries but now it is extended far beyond that it's estimated that hundreds of europeans from fourteen countries mostly young men have joined the rebels in syria in fighting against bashar al assad london based international center for the study verticalization put the tall figure at six hundred. well here and there were billed for the media coverage on the radicalization young people as recently focused on one specific story that of
a father in search of the son dimitri wanted son had enjoyed a radical islamism group and had gone to syria to join the fight father had gone all the way they're hoping to bring his son that. will planes are flying overhead all the time when we are on the street or inside a building we had to bomb one drone us i haven't had a contact with a year and we should meet here in aleppo we spoke with dimitris lawyer who is at once upon talk with him and he says the father is hell bent on finding his eighteen year old son euan we don't expect that you will send me to see writing that's that's clear so that's also why i didn't leave until it was most eager to go yourself he said i want to do something for myself a son who started changing about three years ago the problem with to you was that at a certain moment he was influenced by some radical list. girlfriend and he didn't he
didn't work out and. there was some francis a ok come with us and very slowly started it he was really influenced and really brave to us to grow beards and. started wearing other clothes. pritchett for every five times a day this ruby you had come into contact with shari'a for belgium a radical islam is a group whose leader followed belka some have been arrested for hate speech and calls justifying the use of violence over there is judgement day if you're if you're a muslim you are you will go to paradise if you are this believer you will go to hell terrorism expert glowed many cases the rise of radicalized is alarming many of whom are easy prey the first question is why they convert and usually they don't convert because due to make they convert because of a project at one moment and don't most of them have no clear political ideas and
they go to fight because the fact if they were they don't meet listen to convince them. they could be in a sect they could have trapped in the net of people who have just talked writing them and for convincing them that to give goodness name they want to go to so you have to sign no to commit another terrorist attack. authorities are paying even closer attention with alert levels heightened while worried family members of some the youth fighting in syria have been calling for a clampdown on radical groups the best they can do short of going to syria themselves although that may not be completely out of the question does our sylvia r.t. antwerp in belgium. the euro zone has had another trouble week with protests taking place in several crisis hit countries in spain almost thirty people were injured in clashes with police when over a thousand protesters voiced their anger of
a new record high unemployment figures the jobless rate in fact is now twenty seven percent and the protests were also held in greece and portugal to the discontent comes as official polls show the trust anyone situations has reached an all time low the leader of the u.k. dependence party told us that anyone with money invested in the single currency zone is now at risk. over the euro zone particular southern europe i mean i i have been pondering for years you know what would happen when spain finally went back how would they possibly deal with the sheer scale of the bailout that would be needed which perhaps would be five or six hundred billion euros how could this happen without huge american support or global help because what cyprus has done is give us the template or what they will do in future is they won't buy all countries out there bell the men and they'll do it by stealing investors' money by taxing people on their properties and by forcing central banks
into selling their holdings of gold i mean this is a truly dollar shing situation so my advice to people is if you own property i mean if you've got money in bank accounts in the eurozone get your money out before they come after you because it's perfectly clear that is their plan heading on from here it's quite extraordinary that into all of these countries that are in trouble with the eurozone they've effectively given up parliamentary democracy and handed it over to a very arrogant troika also believe the euro zone is going to break up it may not be the economics that break it up it may be civil disobedience or violence on a very large scale that eventually get some of those mediterranean countries out and after that i think the big question then is well what is the european union for . well with these functional prices still running hot with ice floes getting cold feet overjoyed let me come but reports my the only nation that babs back but whose vote decidedly euro skeptic.
international airport in the very heart of moscow. well again welcome back big number of hunger strike in guantanamo prisoners acknowledged by jail officials jumped to one hundred this last week the figures doubled since the military conducted a violent raid in the facility it made so refusing food of being put into solitary confinement and indeed guardsmen posed a lock two weeks ago as well but the number is still far lower than some of the detail. these attorneys claim they believe as many as one hundred thirty people are taking part in the protests now against mistreatment and indefinite detention either way it's more than half of the one hundred sixty six prisoners currently held at the detention center what's more twenty of them being force fed strapped to
a chair with a chub their nose and throat five inmates have been hospitalized although prison authorities say their condition is not life threatening clive stafford smith is a lawyer for several detainees he shared with us some examples of the mistreatment that could have prompted the hunger strike that was full interview is coming your way a little later today it is a quick little listening when a prisoner doesn't do exactly what they're told the six being dressed up you notice if they're in darth vader outfits come and basically be to not to make them do it the pen into the four and check it describes how this one guy who's three hundred pounds who sits on and sometimes in these in the stomach and i've seen the bruises on him from this process every time and there and this comes up right to the admiral in charge of the general in charge i've never yet got a reply from them and the best one can do is complain loudly and tell the world when you get out what you see in the hopes that this shames them because
unfortunately the federal judge who is in overall charge of the cases rule just last week that he has no jurisdiction to order the military to behave better under the circumstances. seems iceland is drifting away from the e.u. after euro skeptic opposition parties what most votes have a parliamentary election this week it's now expected the deforming ruling coalition the opposition's victories likely to put an end to two ice and succession talks with the european union italy desperate to join in the aftermath of the financial collapse has them as since way to fix widely seen as a textbook example of official recovery editor of popular economics dot com told us iceland is nothing to gain from the membership i believe it's because they are against joining the euro and i believe that's what the icelanders they're voting
for now is not to get into the euro which was a socialist were doing they were to go shooting bat with some sticky points but i think the icelanders just said they don't want to join the euro they're doing quite fine with their product right now they get almost all the benefits of belonging to the european union i think they belong to their trade already their their trade union so they have all those benefits and they keep their own currency i would say that the main problem is is that they need to keep their own currency to recover it just as all that is doing now in fact the last year. checking out some stories online tonight calibers plans to call it in with the new digital dollars we talked about on this channel online we got details of how the government is considering topping up state coffers by slapping a tax close because the renegade online currency also too revealing the presidential perks from the former french leader nicolas sarkozy who sent barack
obama lavish gifts with forty thousand dollars including it on a golf bag and crystal lamps that were other goodies made it into the white as then . so tear in violence in iraq has led to over two hundred deaths this week it started with a deadly firefight in the north where the military raided a sunni antigovernment protests come more than fifty civilians died in tuesday's attack ads also blood and television channels operating in the region including al jazeera all the cues of promoting violence with no sign of peace between the sunni and the ruling shia communities iraq's prime ministers warn the state is dragging itself into a civil war political alliston glazebrook told us iraq's current violence is easily traced back to the western invasion i think what we need to understand what we're seeing here in iraq is that we're seeing the fruits of this policy that was adopted about six years ago by the u.s. and saudi arabia in particular if you look at the way that the occupying powers are
behaved ever since two thousand and three since the start of the iraqi occupation they've done everything it seems possible to try and form an sectarianism the constitution introduced was completely based on confessional identity not on national citizenship sunni militias were to be equipped financed and armed by saudi arabia and qatar in order to wage basically sectarian war against shia muslims and we know that these two powers sit saudi arabia and qatar and the forefront of representing imperial u.s. and british interests in the region so nothing gets done without the same sort of these other powers. in follow up he's losing careful of two on twitter for the latest developments in iraq zongo in crisis.
nato supreme allied commander in europe called members contributions to the alliances defense spending unbalanced and accuse the e.u. of getting a free ride at washington's expense the is not the first either to sound the alarm over europe string capability spending let's see how that trends affected nato so far on the big wall here well together european nations have slashed at least forty five billion dollars that's germany's entire military budget the cups of lead to military personnel and european nato states to cloudy more than twenty five percent since the turn of the century actually nato survival now depends almost entirely might be surprised to know on the us spending it makes up in fact three quarters at seventy five percent of the budget. rick ross often activists from the start made to international says u.s. contributions to the alliance though are a means of buying influence. the fact that the u.s.
is paying seventy five percent or you know the expenses of nato is not so surprising considering what the u.s. gets out of the u.s. purchase you know the political loyalties of countries and their condition of economic destitution and i think it would certainly those knees during your after the collapse of the socialist war let's recall twelve new members of nato in the post cold war period all incorporated into nato within one decade from one thousand nine hundred two thousand nine hundred eighty s. during your and these are countries that have been forced to send troops to an act of war zone the individual armed forces of each nato major are going to become less and less national more and more international more and more sort of subservient to brussels and ultimately to washington and more designed for expeditionary you know the adventure of the drugs such as those in libya afghanistan in the indian ocean in the mediterranean sea in the balkans and so forth they have to protect their own homeland three stories making headlines right now we start first of all the
northern front start apartment blocks collapses left at least two people dead nine others range it was suspected gas leak exploded at the four story building rescue teams have been deployed to try to retrieve two bodies from under the rubble of the destroyed complex. to place might have been shot outside the italian prime minister's office in rome one of the offices died while the others injured so it's happened and rico letter and his cabinet were big sworn in and the president's palace the interior minister called the incident quote a tragic criminal gesture by an unemployed man after the attacker was arrested it's the pick democrat letter earlier this week which put an end to the two month political stalemate. at least two people have been killed and twenty five injured after two bombs exploded near a pakistan election office a child is thought to but among the casualties there it's the latest violence that's linked to the may eleventh general election earlier on sunday a series of explosions rocked a shia titian's office in the northwest that killed six of his supporters at an out of five were killed in the city of caught outside the headquarters of
a local election candidate. beijing's britain back over america's global audit of inequality high crime and human rights violations the annual report highlights shortcomings in china so in turn its issued one of its own is a ski. after years of swallowing accusations of violating human rights is fighting back after last year the us published its scalding human rights practices report now china held a mirror back to washington and its role of international human rights judge let's take a look at where the two clash the u.s. again accuse china of limiting internet freedoms the so-called great firewall of china where beijing has long being under scrutiny for blocking many western websites such as facebook google and you tube but those criticizing china are no saints sounding people and cispa bills to control internet data have made waves across the atlantic lately and the u.s. government approved interception of private text messages and e-mails for security
needs are hardly contributing to online freedom china's single party political system and lack of democratic elections also came under fire the chinese report made us wife back at america's multi-party system saying that in what seems to be a democratic process it's really not the people but the amount of money spent on complaints which really decide the when is the largest part of the us report was dedicated to human rights as they are today from harsh labor conditions to poor salaries indeed china's status of being the world's factory is nothing new and the cheap labor force concept has long been debated beijing hit back with a scathing claim that in the country where racism and discrimination officially do not exist after american and hispanic employees earn forty percent less than the white population in the united states and that's through the glass ceiling for women who earn a twenty percent smaller salary than men the u.s. report also lashed out at the treatment of prisoners and members of opposition in china contrast that with a country which runs notorious guantanamo prison and the allegations of multiple
human rights abuses within its walls with china highlighting full statistics on deaths and u.s. prisons and the use of brutal force against peaceful demonstrators in twenty twelve it is no secret that china has a checkered human rights record but by countering the claims of those who it believes should get its own house in order it is quite clear that beijing no longer wants to see a monopoly in the market of examining human rights. i head discover what people america's lone star state and choosing to live by their own rules is an ex program . this is a mysterious c. m no this is not
a fifty's beside fi movie slogan it is what a.b.c. news is trying to find out when they investigated how lean finally textured beef is produced this type of quote beef has become very widespread throughout fast food restaurants and supermarkets in the usa and has led to its south dakota based manufacturer posting profits in the hundreds of millions of dollars but so what's wrong with some processed beefy might ask well the reporting showed that ammonia and other rough chemicals were doused on to the meat to kill e-coli bacteria and make it safe for consumption although this product is for some reason legal the film is about to create public backlash and many companies gave up ordering the mysteriously and finally took should be ok while the mainstream media for once acted something valuable for society and what did they get in return sued yeah the pink slime crew decided to sue a.b.c. news and force them not to divulge their company's secrets as well as punish them for defamation against their product which led to profit losses and guess what they
won the lawsuit well defaming products that on mass could destroy the health of millions of americans is no blasphemy in my book but that's just my opinion. download the official publication to your cell phone choose your language stream quality and enjoy your favorites. if you're away from your television just doesn't mess with your mobile device you can watch artsy anytime anywhere.
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